General Motors hasn’t been coy about its plans to spread the Chevrolet Bolt EV‘s wealth around. It plans to use the Bolt EV’s underpinnings for future vehicles, and right now, all signs point to electric cars becoming a de facto source of transportation in the future.
So, what’s next? A Buick battery-electric vehicle, according to InsideEVs.
According to the report, a well-known source participated in a focus group for Buick’s upcoming electric car and it will share it platform and technology with the Bolt EV. However, the exterior and interior design is said to be different. Per the source, some attendees utterly “trashed” the Bolt EV’s design, but found the Buick electric car to look quite good.
“The proportions on the Buick look very similar to an Encore or Trax,” the source said. Additionally, it sported a “premium” and “striking” appearance with a floating roof and aggressive lighting.
Of note, the source also said there are three additional inches of rear legroom. That’s significant since the Bolt EV is already pretty spacious.
The focus group determined the Buick electric vehicle will feature many of the amenities and niceties lacking from the Bolt EV. Better material qualities, an even larger center touchscreen, dashboard stitching and more was referenced by the source. The Buick also lacked a gear selector and instead featured push-buttons akin to what Honda and Acura utilize. All of this will reportedly push the MSRP of the car around $3,000 higher than the Bolt EV.
If the car is just now reaching focus groups, it will likely be awhile before we see more of the electric car. However, what’s been detailed certainly doesn’t seem out of place for Buick.